Win A Wine Cellar 2018
November 17th at the Legion from 7 PM to 10 PM, your community foundation will be hosting its 3rd Win An Instant Wine Cellar. We are asking you to donate a bottle of wine to the foundation then join us on the 17th where we will be raffling all those bottles. You can drop off at my office in advance, call for pick up or better yet bring with you on the 17th so you can buy some tickets for 3 chances to Win a Wine Cellar. Last year we had 128 bottles donated and three lucky winners won a wine cellar!!
The significance of this day is also that it is Endow Manitoba Day in Manitoba. All funds raised by foundations on that day are boosted by an additional forty cents on the dollar this year up to $10,000 raised. So if our community can raise that we will get an additional $4,000!
You can help! Donate a bottle of wine, join us on the 17th for the raffle, and make a charitable donation to the foundation. Alternatively you can also go online to http://www.endowmanitoba.ca/ that day and make a donation to the local foundation by selecting the Brokenhead River Community Foundation from the list of foundations. Ever dollar donated = $1.40 to the community!
Hosted at the Legion from 7 – 10PM there will also be some brief presentations from some of the 2018 and 2019 community grant recipients. Great opportunity to hear and learn how our community benefits from the foundation.
Also as part of the evening is some entertainment provided by Thomas Gut and Company. These local musicians are sure to provide some music for all to enjoy.
Smile Cookie Week at Tim Hortons
Sept 17 to 23 is Smile Cookie week at our own Tim Hortons. Proceeds from the sale of these cookies will be donated to our foundation. Last year over $1400 was raised and we are looking to make it bigger and better than ever.
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation partnered with two local Grade 5 classes early this year to create some posters for the Smile Cooke Campaign at the local Tim Hortons. Students colored up posters and they will now be posted around town.
Batches of cookies can be pre-ordered for your business or meetings. The order form can be downloaded here. Smile Cookie Preorder BRCF
Wine Tasting 2018
The 2017 Wine Tasting was such a huge success we have moved to a larger facility for 2018. Join us in the Brokenhead Room at the hall for this year’s event on Friday Sept 28. Tickets available at MLLC in Beausejour.
Granting Procedure Has Changed
Our foundation has moved to a fall granting timeline for the 2019 granting year. Applications for grants for the 2019 year will be due by September 30th 2018. The Grants Review Committee will study the applications and make recommendations to the board. The final decision will be made by the board at the October meeting. Grant recipients will then have until August of 2019 to complete their projects and submit their final reports to the foundation before the grant money will be issued.
Will Night Well Received
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation sponsored a Will Night on April 25 at the Beau Head Seniors Center as part of Will Week in Manitoba. Over 70 people attended the event to hear long time local lawyer Mike Wasylin provided a general overview of the importance of having a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Directive and that they are current, properly executed documents. Contact Mike’s office or your lawyer to discuss these important items. Watch for future Foundation activities in your community.